The Kosciuszko Foundation presents a webinar “Henryk Sienkiewicz in the Digital Age” by Bartlomiej Szleszyński. Dr. Szleszyński is a professor at the Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, with interest in digital platforms; he is a deputy director of the Digital Humanities Centre.
Does Henryk Sienkiewicz, a man from the age of steam, have his place in the digital age culture? Is this writer, Nobel prizer, whose novels were once absolute bestsellers still interesting for scholars and the audience at the beginning of the 21st century? Or could he potentially be?
The lecture will try to answer these questions, showing some digital scholarly stories told about Henryk Sienkiewicz’s life, work, and reception (for example, his journeys to America and Africa or monuments for Sienkiewicz erected over the years). It will also analyze traces of Sienkiewicz’s presence in contemporary culture – including novels, films, and video games.
The Q&A after the lecture will be moderated by Prof. Agnieszka Mrozik.
More: the KF webinar description and registration